Introducing the First 1 Gigabyte HD 3870 Graphics Card

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Introducing the First 1 Gigabyte HD 3870 Graphics Card

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:03 am

Introducing the First 1 Gigabyte HD 3870 Graphics Card

CHATSWORTH, CA —April 15, 2008— Diamond Multimedia (,
a leading manufacturer of PC graphics cards, sound cards and communications
products, introduced today the 1 gigabyte, overclocked version of the ATI Radeon™ HD
3870 graphics card. This card offers maximum speed and power at an incredible value.
Utilizing 55nm technology, this card runs cool and quiet.

Diamond was the first AIB for AMD to launch a consumer based 1GB card with the HD
2900 XT. Today, we stand alone to again to be the first AIB to offer the HD 3870 1GB.
The performance itself matches against Nvidia new line of 9xxx series, as well against
the HD 3870 X2.

The HD 3870 is a dual slot card, PCIE 2.0, with 1024MB of DDR3 memory and an
overclocked speed of 825 MHz. The memory speed is 900 MHz. As with the original
HD 3870, the 1 gigabyte version is designed with 320 stream processors and plug-andplay
ATI CrossFireX™ upgradeability with up to quad-GPU support.

The Radeon HD 3870 will blow users away with life-like graphics from the latest
Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 games and stunning 3D graphics and shading effects.
Experience the best of Windows Vista and bump up the performance of the Windows
Aero™ graphical interface.

Uncompromising HD video is delivered via ATI Avivo™ display technology. The latest
Blu-ray and HD DVD movies play smoothly at full 1080p with a dedicated hardware
video decoder that leaves your CPU unbound to do other tasks. Enjoy digital content
with HDMI and built in 5.1 surround sound.

All Diamond video cards carry the Diamond guarantee of quality assurance. Unlike
many cards that are simply first to market, Diamond carefully tests and retests every
new model for its ratio of performance to reliability. Diamond is legendary in the PC
video card business for its less than 1 percent return rate versus an industry average of
approximately 10 percent. Diamond cards use superior connectors, cables and
components, as well as undergo more thorough testing for heat susceptibility and

Diamond Multimedia’s ATI Radeon HD 3870 will ship immediately and will be fully
optimized with xDNA software. All Diamond cards are available through North
American distributors, such as ASI, D&H, Ingram Micro, Synnex and TechData. They
can also be found at most leading computer retailers and e-commerce sites. Learn
more about these products at

About Diamond Multimedia
Diamond provides the absolute best quality in advanced graphics, digital television,
communications and sound hardware solutions for home and business users, enabling
users to create, access and experience compelling new media content from their
desktops. Diamond products stand for performance, quality and value.

For the past two decades, Diamond Multimedia has been widely recognized as a
pioneer in the graphics, sound and communications industries and as a key player in
launching the multimedia revolution. Diamond is a new type of multimedia company that
brings all of the differing technologies together under one brand. Diamond Multimedia is
partnered with some of the top technology companies, including AMD, as an ATI
graphics provider.

Diamond products are available to the public throughout North America through
retailers, resellers and systems integrators, as well as, top technology product
distributors. Corporate headquarters are located in Chatsworth, California.

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